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Joseph S.

Brentwood, NY

$40/hour

Experienced Molecular Biology tutor

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Farmingdale State College
Bioscience
Stony Brook University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Farmingdale State College (Bioscience)

Stony Brook University (Graduate Coursework)

About Joseph

For me, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing that little light bulb finally flicker on in a student that has been struggling with concepts relating to molecular biology. As a lab technician working for a small R&D start up company, I have the experience necessary to teach these concepts, and the advantage of being fresh out of the classroom seat allowing me to relate to the student. Whether you're applying for medical/PA school, or just need to improve your grades, I can adapt to your specific needs.

For two years, I tutored at Farmingdale State College, where walk-ins into the tutoring center were the norm. Improvising was often necessary to balance the needs of students, and I never quite knew who would come down for a session, or the limits to their fundamental knowledge.

This experience enabled me to develop a method to teach, using analogies to help students learn and understand all the endlessly daunting terminology and jargon. Don't fall behind in your coursework, get a solid foundation now! Please contact me for more details on how I can help you!
For me, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing that little light bulb finally flicker on in a student that has been struggling with concepts relating to molecular biology. As a lab technician working for a small R&D start up company, I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Brentwood, NY 11717
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Botany,
Genetics,
Microbiology

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Botany

I work as a lab technician for an Agro-biotech R&D start up. After completing due diligence with transgenic tobacco, I have now started a project introducing transgenes by either biolistic bombardment or Agrobacterium-mediated transformation into Arabidopsis, corn, and rice. These plants will be starting from callus in sterile tissue culture, and through the use of auxins and cytokines, I will regenerate new plants from the transformed calli.

Genetics

As mentioned in the botany section, my work as a lab technician also involves genetics. After introduction of our transgenes, I must screen for putative transformants by Mendelian segregation ratios. Unfortunately these transformation methods also may lead to multiple insertions within the genome, and thus epigenetic silencing mechanisms, which can be detrimental to future generations down the line. Plant lines with deviations from expected Mendelian ratios must be screened via PCR, Southern blot, and/or sequencing to determine if multiple insertions are present, and if they may lead to future silencing.

Farmingdale State College
Bioscience
Stony Brook University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Farmingdale State College (Bioscience)

Stony Brook University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 25 miles of Brentwood, NY 11717.